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SB2015

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Welcome to the forum @Gaza51 from another late starter.

What an awful time you had in the lead up to your diagnosis.
It is so common for older members to be misdiagnosed as T2 and given the wrong treatment.
So glad that have got you sorted out now and that you are in the hands of specialists.

The Libre is definitely a game changer, so I hope that you are able to get that soon. With the delay in DAFNE, would it be worth asking if you can leapfrog that stage? There are online courses about carb counting which you might be able to use in place of DAFNE. The carb counting and learning how to adjust your doses is essential to make effective use of your Libre. I learnt a lot of that from my DSN before DAFNE because I knew that I needed to change my Bolus doses according to what I was eating.

Glad you have found the forum and look forward to hearing more from you.
 

Ditto

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Hello and welcome to the forum. :)
 

Gaza51

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Welcome to the forum @Gaza51 from another late starter.

What an awful time you had in the lead up to your diagnosis.
It is so common for older members to be misdiagnosed as T2 and given the wrong treatment.
So glad that have got you sorted out now and that you are in the hands of specialists.

The Libre is definitely a game changer, so I hope that you are able to get that soon. With the delay in DAFNE, would it be worth asking if you can leapfrog that stage? There are online courses about carb counting which you might be able to use in place of DAFNE. The carb counting and learning how to adjust your doses is essential to make effective use of your Libre. I learnt a lot of that from my DSN before DAFNE because I knew that I needed to change my Bolus doses according to what I was eating.

Glad you have found the forum and look forward to hearing more from you.
Thanks
 

trophywench

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Ring the Dr and tell him the needle probs you are getting and also that other Type1 diabetics have told you the BD Viva ones are currently causing the same probs, so can you have a box of some decent needles which won't jam and bruise you pdq - cos you're quite keen on staying alive.
 

SB2015

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I have just read another thread where a number of people are complaining about the needles that you are using. When I was switched I contacted the Practice Manager, explained why I was unhappy and I was switched back. They are under financial pressures but they don’t have to use these every day.

BD Microfine were fine, and I was switched to Gluco RX which bruised every time, and I have now been given the viva ones. I have not had to use any as yet as they are only my back up system, so I am hoping that as mine are quite old they are not as bad as those reported.
 

KARNAK

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Hello @Gaza51 (Gary) welcome to the forum.:)

Been through mill mate haven`t you? yes I lost 4 stone and all my mates kept
telling me to go to the Dr`s, took nine months before I went ambulance was called
immediately. HbA1c was 156, Ketones six, have you got a meter that does Ketones?
if not ask for one and make sure your meter is registered with the company who
supplied it, you can do it online or usually a free phone number. You can normally
get free batteries and log books, if there is a new up date on the meter just phone
them and they will send you a new meter FOC.

Please keep your meter for you will still need it if you go onto a Libre.
Although you are on the forum and thankyou for joining you have the
option of subscribing to the the DUK membership and receive a magazine
which is full of info and keeps you up to date with the latest technology plus
great recipes and people of all walks of life telling about their Diabetes journey.
Take care stay safe. Hope this helps?
 

everydayupsanddowns

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Welcome to the forum @Gaza51

Sorry to hear about your delayed DAFNE course. :(

And also the dreadful 10 year mis-classification you had to endure. I hope you can bounce back now you are on the correct treatment, and that no significant damage was done.

There is no requirement to have attended a full structured education course like DAFNE in order to get Libre on prescription. I haven’t done DAFNE, but have been approved for Libre.

Your consultant just needs to be confident that you have the knowledge to make effective use of the tech, and then allow you a trial period - usually 6 months.

These videos give helpful hints and tips about using Libre to maximum effect: https://abcd.care/dtn/flash-glucose-monitoring
 

Gaza51

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Type 1
Welcome to the forum @Gaza51

Sorry to hear about your delayed DAFNE course. :(

And also the dreadful 10 year mis-classification you had to endure. I hope you can bounce back now you are on the correct treatment, and that no significant damage was done.

There is no requirement to have attended a full structured education course like DAFNE in order to get Libre on prescription. I haven’t done DAFNE, but have been approved for Libre.

Your consultant just needs to be confident that you have the knowledge to make effective use of the tech, and then allow you a trial period - usually 6 months.

These videos give helpful hints and tips about using Libre to maximum effect: https://abcd.care/dtn/flash-glucose-monitoring
Thank so much
 
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